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Old 06-12-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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Is there a way to use the water pump to increase the pressure from the city water without using the water in the fresh water tank?
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Is there a way to use the water pump to increase the pressure from the city water without using the water in the fresh water tank?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by E.B. West:
Is there a way to use the water pump ... without using the water in the fresh water tank? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Long answer short, No.

But it does make a lot of sense to augment poor pedestal pressure with your water pump "especially" if you have a high capacity pump like a ShurFlo 5.7.

Right now I'm making better pressure than the campground can. I filled my tanks and shut off the shore water.
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I thought that would be the answer, it just seemed too simple to work.

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Don't know if the plumbing is the same on all rigs, but we have an '05 Mountain Aire DP 4304. While we can't use the water pump to increase the pressure of the city water without using water from the tank, we CAN use it to augment the pressure. It pulls water from the tank to do so, but we've been in places where the city water pressure is so low that we're showering with a trickle. Running the water pump boosts the pressure, and doesn't use as much water from the tank as it would if you shut off the city water and ran only from the tank.

In our last RV, a Fleetwood Bounder Diesel, the plumbing wasn't set up so that you could do this at all. If you turned on the pump when the plumbing was set to the city water inlet, the pump just ran continuously.

Hope this helps. It sure is frustrating when the pressure's too low!

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